Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwean President amidst boycott by main opposition party


HARARE – Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sworn in on Monday after winning a disputed poll, has accused outsiders of trying to sponsor mayhem during the elections.

He took the oath in front of the chief justice, and to cheers from thousands of supporters.

The BBC reported that the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) boycotted the ceremony.

The opposition party had called for fresh elections, describing Mnangagwa’s win as a gigantic fraud.

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The presence of South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was an endorsement despite regional criticism of the poll.

Mnangagwa pledged to transform the living standards of the poor and to uphold the constitution.

His greatest challenge will be to unite a divided country.

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